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Marines sling lead downrange in Australia

A Marine with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes cover during a live-fire exercise here, July 13. Following the conclusion of Exercise Hamel 2012, the Marines of Co. G. engaged in movement to contact drills, using what they learned from living in a woodland environment for the past three weeks. Exercise Hamel 2012 is a multi-national training evolution between the U.S. Marine Corps, Australian Army and New Zealand Army, aimed at certifying the Australian 1st Brigade for operational deployment. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the nation’s force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.



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This work, Marines sling lead downrange in Australia [Image 2 of 3], by Sgt Jonathan Wright, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.13.2012

Date Posted:07.15.2012 04:27

Photo ID:625057

VIRIN:120713-M-UY543-056

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:3.24 MB

Location:SHOALWATER BAY, QLD, AUGlobe

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